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Added Thursday, November 07, 2019 by Action Alliance

Indigenous land acknowledgement - Why is it important?

Native Governance Center co-hosted an Indigenous land acknowledgment event with the Lower Phalen Creek Project on Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019 (October 14). The event featured many panelists: Dr. Kate Beane (Flandreau Santee Dakota and Muskogee Creek), Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Rose Whipple (Isanti Dakota and Ho-Chunk), Rhiana Yazzie (Diné), and Cantemaza (Neil) McKay (Spirit Lake Dakota). From this event, they created this handy guide to understanding Indigenous land acknowledgment and why it is so important, based on panelists’ responses.

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